On behalf of the Brown-Jackson-Robinson Reunion Committee, we would like extend an invitation to the descendants of John and Helen (Brown) Jackson to attend the 2018 Brown-Jackson-Robinson Family Reunion. Please join us as we celebrate 30 years of the Brown-Jackson-Robinson Family Reunion. This special event will be take place in the city of Memphis, Tennessee—Home of the Blues Birthplace of Rock ‘N’ Roll. The reunion is set to take place August 2nd through August 4th, 2018. Please mark your calendar for what we will feel will be an exciting reunion.
We are hoping that everyone will recognize the importance of reconnecting with old and meeting new family members and will do their best to attend the reunion. We believe that you will be pleasantly surprised at what the reunion committee is putting together to make this a memorable experience for all who attend. Our goal is to have 10-15 families and 5 -10 new BJR Reunion newcomers. Like our previous reunions, the upcoming reunion will be a time of remembering – rejoicing – recreating – renewing – and refreshing, but our major purpose is to unite and reunite and to recall the history and traditions of the Brown-Jackson-Robinson families.
In 1987, Richard Robinson, Addie Jackson, Ollie Williams, and Inez Hanson were discussing old family memories at his annual Labor Day picnic. During the conversation, Richard decided that he would gather all of his family members from across the country for a family reunion. With the help of his sisters, children, and nieces, the first reunion was held in Vicksburg, MS in August 1988. Who knew many, many years later that his vision would lead to wonderful years of what we call family reunions.
The reunion committee has selected the Marriott Memphis East as our host hotel for the family reunion. We hope that you enjoy the luxury and comfort of Marriott Memphis East. Marriott Memphis East is an upscale hotel in Memphis, TN that offers easy access to the city's most popular attractions, including Graceland, Downtown Memphis, Beale Street, the University of Memphis and FedExForum, home of the Memphis Grizzlies. Guest rooms feature stylish decor, plush bedding, high-speed Internet access, flat-panel TVs with premium movie channels and elegant marble bathrooms. A free airport shuttle is available to guest. Please visit Marriot's website http://marriot.com/memmm for additional information, photos and ammenities.
A limited number of guest rooms have been blocked and are available at the special group rate:
Deluxe Room (Single/Double) $113 / night
(does not include state and local 17.75% tax and $2 Memphis TID fee).
To reserver your room(s), call Marriott's reservations at 1800-228-9290 or 901-682-0080. Inform them that you are with the Brown-Jackson-Robinson Family Reunion to receive the group rate.
We look forward to seeing you in Memphis in 2018. If you have any questions, suggestions or concerns, please feel free to contact myself: Mark Hanson, President at 925-864-1317 or Janice Smith, VP at 601-831-0386. You can also send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
REGISTRATIONThe reunion committee has worked hard to put together an excellent package at a reasonable price. Registration Fees cover the welcome reception, picnic, banquet, reunion shirt, and reunion operating expenses. Registration fees can either be paid in full or monthly using the monthly installment plan. All registration fees must be paid by July 12, 2018. Fees will increase $10/$20 (elder/infant family members) per person for any new registrations received after May 1, 2018.
As an incentive, the first five (5) family members that submit a completed application and full payment by April 15, 2018 will receive a special gift and their names will be entered into a drawing for a special prize. The prize will be awarded at the welcome reception. All registrations must be paid in full by July 12, 2018.
ONLINE REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS
INSTALLMENT PLANThe Reunion Committee understands that families need a flexible, convenient payment plan which will allow them to make payments towards the upcoming family reunion and enjoy all the festivities without the worry of costs. Therefore we have decided to put one in place which, will allow for single payments to spread the cost over time. Simply complete and return the registration form with a $25 non-refundable first payment. Once the payment is received, you will receive an invoice with your outstanding balance. Each month, we ask that you make a minimum payment amount of $10 via the payment methods listed on the registration form. No refunds will be issued after July 1, 2018.